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Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century. Text by Wikipedia | Photo by Louai Aboulkher

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Krak des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited by a settlement of Kurds, in 1142. It was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller and it remained in their possession until 1271.

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Krak de Chevaliers Crusader castle, Syria. Passageways within the castle were designed so that horses could be moved easily.

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Chapel Inside The Krak des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world,the site was first inhabited by a settlement of Kurds,in 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller and it remained in their possession until 1271

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Castel Sant'Angelo by Steven Biesty

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Crak des Chevaliers | Syria

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Krak des Chevaliers also called Crac des Chavaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds".

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